Neil Thacker, EMEA CISO, Netskope and Ross Asquith, Product Marketing Manager, Netskope
Organisations everywhere are being forced to deal with a new reality of remote working; and an adoption of cloud applications - particularly those used for collaboration - at a rate and scale that they may not have planned for as part of their Digital Transformation journey.
Today most of us will be using cloud applications to store and process corporate data, and communicate and collaborate across our organisation. However, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the basics - that a move to the cloud (or the adoption of any new cloud application) introduces new risks and therefore we need to ensure we have mitigating controls.
Legacy security architectures, such as a hub and spoke model, force remote workers and remote offices to backhaul their cloud and web traffic through a data centre where a traditional secure web gateway (SWG) attempts to manage access and provide protection. The problem is, for most organisations, over 50% of WAN traffic is now destined for the internet and this number increases every year. Backhauling this traffic across the WAN and through the data centre simply wastes bandwidth, and degrades the end user experience.
Ironically, the traditional SWG being used in the data centre probably doesn’t understand cloud application traffic anyway - and can’t control the activities and data transfers being performed by employees, or protect employees from today’s cloud-enabled threats.
Join Netskope on this webinar to learn about:
- Security and compliance considerations when selecting and deploying cloud applications - The additional risks associated with home/remote workers accessing cloud and web - How a Next Generation SWG can provide visibility and control of cloud application usage - Security Transformation, and why it is best achieved using a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE)